WONCA Rural Conference 2015 – Dubrovnik, Croatia


I was extraordinarily privileged to be able to attend and contribute to the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) Rural Conference in picturesque Dubrovnik, Croatia on 15th-18th April, 2015 (on Twitter: #woncarural2015).

The conference also had a specific stream for the Croatian college of family doctors (KoHOM) 6th congress, with a mascot which, after a stroke of pure genius, I named “Gastroboy”, as a term of endearment…

Gastroboy - Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 7.27.13 pmThanks to Dr. Ewen McPhee (@Fly_texan) and Dr. Graham Emblen (@gemblen) who got the ball rolling on our abstract early, I was able to be part of a dyamic and growing team of enthusiastic rural GPs and budding rural GPs including Ewen, Graham, Dr. Gerry Considine (@ruralflyingdoc), Mr. David Townsend (@futuregp) and Dr. Aaron Sparshott (@IVLINE), to showcase how social media can be a safe, effective and efficient means for rural clinicians to gain clinical knowledge and skills to improve the care of…

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